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Our Genealogy Helper for Minneiska ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Minneiska (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Minneiska. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Minneiska is primarily located in Winona County. A portion of Minneiska extends into Wabasha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winona County: Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha, Buffalo (WI), La Crosse (WI) & Trempealeau (WI).

Below are the counties that are near Minneiska. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Minneiska:

Winona     (The home county for Minneiska)
  Rollingstone   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Beaver - Historic   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Minnesota City   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Altura   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Elba   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Goodview   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Stockton   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Winona   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lewiston   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Utica   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Saint Charles   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Homer   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rushford Village   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rushford   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Peterson   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chatfield   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Whalan   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lanesboro   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fountain   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Preston   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wykoff   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Frontenac   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bellechester   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pine Island   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Goodhue   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Zumbrota   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Houston   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  La Crescent   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hokah   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dover   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Viola   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Eyota   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Oronoco   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Genoa   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stewartville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Post Town   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Byron   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kellogg   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wabasha   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Plainview   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Reads Landing   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Millville   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lake City   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Zumbro Falls   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mazeppa   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Buffalo (WI)
  Buffalo City (WI)   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Buffalo (WI)   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Cochrane (WI)   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Belvidere (WI)   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Milton (WI)   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Waumandee (WI)   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fountain City (WI)   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Alma (WI)   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cross (WI)   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Waumandee (WI)   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Alma (WI)   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lincoln (WI)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dunn (WI)
  Peru (WI)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rock Creek (WI)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eau Galle (WI)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dunn (WI)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Eau Claire (WI)
  Drammen (WI)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pleasant Valley (WI)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brunswick (WI)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Clear Creek (WI)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jackson (WI)
  Taylor (WI)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Franklin (WI)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  North Bend (WI)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Springfield (WI)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Curran (WI)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  York (WI)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
La Crosse (WI)
  Holland (WI)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brice Prairie (WI)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Holmen (WI)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Campbell (WI)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Onalaska (WI)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  French Island (WI)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Onalaska (WI)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Farmington (WI)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  La Crosse (WI)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pepin (WI)
  Pepin (WI)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lakeport (WI)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Pepin (WI)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ella (WI)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Frankfort (WI)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stockholm (WI)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stockholm (WI)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Durand (WI)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Durand (WI)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Albany (WI)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lima (WI)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Waterville (WI)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pierce (WI)
  Maiden Rock (WI)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Maiden Rock (WI)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Plum City (WI)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Union (WI)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Salem (WI)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bay City (WI)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Isabelle (WI)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rock Elm (WI)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Trempealeau (WI)
  Arcadia (WI)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Dodge (WI)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Arcadia (WI)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Trempealeau (WI)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wrights Corners (WI)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Burnside (WI)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  New City (WI) - Historic   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Trempealeau (WI)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Independence (WI)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Galesville (WI)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chimney Rock (WI)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Caledonia (WI)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Minneiska, see our County-by-County Page for Minneiska.

Cemeteries Near Minneiska ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Minneiska.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Minneiska covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hillside Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Young Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Whitewater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anchorage Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Beaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW St. Aloysius Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fountain City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eagle Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Waumandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hoosier Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Fairwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Agnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Minneiska ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 161 newspapers that have been published in the area around Minneiska.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Minneiska, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Minneiska.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Minneiska had a population of 325 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Minneiska had a population of 109 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Minneiska, with the one closest to Minneiska listed first.

Buffalo (WI)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Minneiska
 - 1895 population of 223 people (with 915 people in 1990)
 - Buffalo had a post office and no railroad service
Whitman   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Minneiska
 - Whitman had railroad service and no post office
Cochrane (WI)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Minneiska
 - Cochrane had a post office and railroad service
Weaver   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Minneiska
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Weaver had a post office and railroad service
Oakridge   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Minneiska
 - Oakridge had a post office and no railroad service
Rollingstone   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Minneiska
 - Rollingstone had a post office and railroad service
Beaver - Historic   [Map]
 - While Beaver was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Minneiska
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Beaver had a post office and no railroad service
Anchorage (WI) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Anchorage was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Minneiska
 - Anchorage had a post office and no railroad service
Minnesota City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Minneiska
 - 1895 population of 300 people (with 190 people in 2018)
 - Minnesota City had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Minneiska. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Minneiska in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Minneiska:

These websites are specific to Minnesota:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Minnesota State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Minnesota to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Winona County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fillmore County:     Cyndi's



Goodhue County:     Cyndi's



Houston County:     Cyndi's



Olmsted County:     Cyndi's



Wabasha County:     Cyndi's



Buffalo County (WI):     Cyndi's



Dunn County (WI):     Cyndi's



Eau Claire County (WI):     Cyndi's



Jackson County (WI):     Cyndi's



La Crosse County (WI):     Cyndi's



Pepin County (WI):     Cyndi's



Pierce County (WI):     Cyndi's



Trempealeau County (WI):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Minnesota,
Cemeteries of Winona County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Minnesota   Cemetery Wiki for Minnesota
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Minnesota

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Minnesota
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Minneiska ...

While our initial data about Minneiska came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Minneiska in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Minneiska.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Minneiska:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Minneiska in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Minneiska for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Minneiska. See our Misc Page for Minneiska for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Minnesota

About Winona County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Minneiska. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Winona County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Minneiska) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Minneiska. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Minneiska

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minneiska. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1906, Longitude: -91.8657     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Minneiska have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Minneiska, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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